Words are a powerful tool that builds, enriches and endure great relationships. In a similar way, if not used carefully, words can crush and break the bonds in a blink of an eye. This same principal applies to a parent-child relationship as well. Words you use in everyday communication with children will have a tremendous impact not only on the quality of their childhood but also on their future.
Moreover, talking kindly to children is one great way to instill a number of virtues such as confidence, self-esteem and forgiveness in your children.
As parents, we all want our kids to be obedient; do what we ask them to do (at once!) and speak the way we want and behave in the way we think is the best. But in reality, this is far beyond the truth. Kind and loving words can get you closer to living this dream throughout your parenting journey.
Sometimes we talk so harshly to our children knowing full well that those little hearts will be filled with sadness. But in some other times, we are too busy even to notice that we are actually shouting unnecessarily to keep them ready for the school van. We might be exhausted and extremely tired when we return home after eight hours of work, but that doesn’t mean our children deserve to hear rough and harsh words that flows out of our mouth. Remember, words can inspire them or make them despair. That is why, thoughtful communication with children is identified as a parenting must.
Be Wise with Your Words
Pay close attention to the way you speak with your children and the words you use when you interact with them. If you want your kids to do something, make a polite request. Once they do what you asked them to do, thank them sincerely. Appreciate not only the success of your kids, praise their efforts too. It will plant the seeds of self-confidence in them. Ever too often, use encouraging statements because those words will make your kids try harder to accomplish their goals. And most importantly, follow your words with actions.
When you say “I love you” to kids, couple it with a lovely hug or a peck on their cheeks. Then, they know you really mean your words. Deep in our hearts, we know our children mean the world to us. But we don’t always remember to tell them so.
Talking kindly and lovingly is not complex. It’s not expensive and it doesn’t require hard work. All it needs is a little thoughtfulness to make sure our words nurture the growing years of our children. Start today. Feel the magic of kind and loving words!
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